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Girls Friendly Society Townsend House
Ranked #261 of 956 Speciality Lodging in London
Reviewed 23 November 2013

I was lucky enough to stay here for 2 years back in the 80's Mrs Say was the warden who sadly died a few years ago in a traffic accident. I am still in contact with Ruth who for some time was the deputy warden. The house is no longer a hostel it has been taken over by the "Queesngate school" The girls friendly society must have need the money to go ahead and sell.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

I stayed here for 8 months at one point but it was late 90s - my date says 9/2012 because that was the oldest I could choose. There was a hostel side for female guests and a side where you could essentially rent a bed in a shared room with closet and chest of drawers, kitchen privileges, etc. It is not cheap but it's in a great area, close to Kensington Palace, Harrods, V&A, and it's super safe if you're a walker.

I hope someone puts another review up soon indicating that the place is open for business.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
1  Thank albertsafloat519r
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Reviewed 17 August 2007

Actually stayed there in 2002, took advantage of the Queen's anniversary and attended all the free museums and galleries I could. Third trip for my mom, most down to earth for her. Booked room with shared bath, did not see the hostel area as separate area. Elevator always an adventure, but very helpful for older legs. Excellent value, able to store food in fridge and breakfast was basic continental. Plan to stay again while son attends RADA in 2008.

  • Stayed: May 2003, travelled with family
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4  Thank mjrobin
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Reviewed 18 February 2007

As a mature female travelling alone this is ideal B&B at most reasonable price. Excellent location and limited accommodation so advised to book early.

Stayed: February 2004
4  Thank greynomadBrisbane
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: 126 Queen's Gate | South Kensington, Gloucester Road tube, London SW7 5LJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
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Ranked #261 of 956 Speciality Lodging in London
Number of rooms: 19
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